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Joint Pain

Joint Pain services offered in the greater Bel Air, MD area

If your joint pain and stiffness are difficult to control with home remedies, you can benefit from the comprehensive pain management services available at Wellspring Clinic. Board-certified physical medicine physician Nkiruka Arene, MD, offers a range of effective treatments, including joint injections to provide lasting pain relief in your back, neck, hips, and other joints. Dr. Arene also provides rehabilitative services to restore joint function after treatment or surgery. Call the Bel Air, Maryland, office to schedule a joint pain consultation or book an appointment online today. 

Joint Pain Q & A

What causes joint pain?

Acute or chronic joint pain can develop from sports injuries, falls, auto accidents, or other unexpected events.

You may also experience joint pain that worsens over time due to underlying medical conditions that affect the health and function of your joint structures, such as:

  • Gout
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Infections
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Wellspring Clinic offers comprehensive care for joint pain and its causes. Dr. Arene takes a whole-person approach to treating your pain and addressing the factors that contribute to it.

She personalizes a treatment plan to ease existing pain and can recommend strategies you can use to preserve the function and long-term health of your joints.

When should I seek medical attention for joint pain?

Schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Wellspring Clinic for acute joint pain that isn’t treatable with over-the-counter medications and rest. You should also book a consultation if you have chronic joint pain that lasts six months or longer or continues to worsen, even with home care.

Without treatment, degenerative joint diseases like arthritis can lead to joint dysfunction that limits your mobility. As the condition worsens, you may also experience joint deformities that require surgical correction or replacement.

Dr. Arene completes a physical exam to test the strength and flexibility of your joints. She may also order bloodwork, X-rays, or other diagnostic tests to assess the health of your joint structures and identify areas of inflammation or damage.

How is joint pain treated?

Wellspring Clinic offers a range of treatments to help you find lasting relief of joint pain and to preserve the function of your shoulders, knees, hips, spine, and other joints. Depending on the cause of your pain and its severity, Dr. Arene may recommend:

  • Topical anesthetic creams
  • Oral medications
  • Joint injections
  • Physical therapy

Braces and other joint immobilization devices can also give your joints an opportunity to heal. Dr. Arene can also provide rehabilitation services to restore function in your joint following joint repair or replacement surgery.

Because being overweight can put unnecessary pressure on your joints and increase your risk for chronic pain, you may benefit from the medical weight loss services available at the clinic. Personalized weight loss programs help you lose weight safely and keep it off for good. 

Call Wellspring Clinic to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for joint pain, or book an appointment online today.